A collection of several notable posts from the hours following the NHL trade deadline.
PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert explains it was management prudence, not league parity, resulting in today’s boring trade deadline, while Greg Wyshynski offers up his opinion of Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson revealing Rick Nash’s trade demand.
THE DARK BLUE JACKET: Give props to Blue Jackets management for not caving and trading away Nash for a lesser deal.
BACKHAND SHELF: Chris Lund present a nifty graphic showing how much buzz the top newsmakers generated in the two days leading up to the deadline.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier’s analysis of the Canucks trading away Cody Hodgson.
BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes commends Flyers management for not losing their minds, staying the course at the deadline.
HEFTER ON THE HABS: Abe Hefter believes Pierre Gauthier’s trading away Andrei Kostitsyn and picking up Brad Staubitz off waivers on deadline day were his last hurrah as Canadiens GM, anticipating (as are so many Montreal fans and pundits) Gauthier will be fired at season’s end.
CANUCKS ARMY: “Tinfoil Toque” hates several things, including this year’s boring trade deadline. They’re not the only one.